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Leadership & Strategy
Managing People in 2021 and Beyond
The world looks very different than it did a year ago, and will likely look even more different a year from now. Organizations that want to thrive need to adapt. In this half-hour conference welcome, OrgVitality CEO Jeffrey Saltzman will discuss the current climate and provide leadership with specific tips for the upcoming year.
Creating Impactful Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Despite good intentions, many D&I programs don’t deliver actual impact. In this interactive session, Amri Johnson, who worked at Novartis as the Global head of Diversity and Inclusion, will share concrete ways to ensure that your internal D&I programs are meaningful. He will also take questions – both live or sent confidentially ahead of the session – so that he can help with specific challenges. Participants will come away with actionable steps to take to start or improve upon D&I programs.
Implementing a Mental Health Program In Your Organization
According to a recent report issued by the American Psychological Association, the stress levels of Americans are up due to both the global pandemic and civil unrest following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Organizations have a responsibility to help ensure the emotional well-being of all employees. In this session, OrgVitality Partner Dr. Walter Reichman, along with Consultant/Project Team Lead Dr. Vicki Alcott, will discuss how to build and sustain an effective mental health program.
Leveraging Employee Confidence During Economic Downturns
At the start of the pandemic, OrgVitality offered a free Employee Well-Being and Business Resilience survey to any organization who wanted to make sure employees had what they needed, better understand their specific challenges, and ensure that critical messages from leadership were getting through. In this half-hour presentation, OrgVitality Executive Consultant Jerry Seibert will present the key findings from this initiative and explore what leadership should do with this data.
It’s Time for a New Playbook: Leadership Lessons for COVID-19 Recovery
The COVID-19 crisis caught most organizations off guard, and forced some new ways of thinking and operating. In this presentation, Dr. Joel Moses, a pioneer in the world of executive assessment and coaching, will focus on the new kinds of leadership behaviors that will emerge during and after and COVID 19 and how to best apply these.
Delivering Feedback that Inspires and Motivates your Remote Team
Feedback is widely regarded as a critical element of effective teams and a foundation for professional development. And while we all agree it is important, many struggle with providing effective and truly constructive feedback that inspires and motivates. With more employees working remotely – or even with a workforce divided between onsite and at-home workers, this challenge may be even more daunting. In this half-hour session, OrgVitality consultant Dr. Susy Kamin will discuss how to create a feedback rich environment in a virtual context.
What the Heck are Your Employees Thinking – and Why You Need to Care
Research shows a clear pattern: In times of crisis, employees are willing to give leaders the benefit of the doubt and some leeway when it comes to decision making. They tend to be surprisingly optimistic and grant the leadership more credibility than we might expect. However, it’s critical that organizations not squander this good will. In this session. OrgVitality Partner and Vice President Dr. Scott Brooks will discuss our research, explain how leadership credibility and employee confidence are tied to organizational success, and discuss ways that companies can boost or maintain effectiveness.
Re-onboarding a Pandemic Workforce
Organizations everywhere have started bringing employees back onsite, although what that looks like differs greatly depending on your geography, industry, type of work done, typical transportation, number of employees, and many other safety-related factors. Regardless of where you are in your organization’s re-opening plan, it’s critical to solicit feedback from the employees coming back to the office after long stints of remote working, especially given how rapidly things can change from week-to-week. In this practical session, Dr. Victoria Hendrickson discusses the key issues survey practitioners should consider when designing and administering pulse surveys around bringing employees back onsite.
What? An Agile Performance Management Upgrade? An Employee Led Hack at PepsiCo
Learn from talent management experts in this engaging discussion about one company’s journey to create a new way of listening and how that employee feedback shaped the company’s strategy for those areas that employees “process shredded.” Join Dr. Scott Brooks as he chats with Sachin Jain and Kira Barden from PepsiCo to see how they implemented a crowd source feedback program and used the results of it to shape the company’s future performance management strategy.
How to Build an Anti-Racist Organization
After the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests erupted across the country, and many organizations pledged their support of the Black Lives Matter movement. But it’s not enough to simply talk the talk; employees – and customers – want to see companies walking the walk to ensure lasting, meaningful change. In this half hour presentation, OrgVitality Partner and Vice President Dr. Victoria Hendrickson and Consultant/Project Manager Sertrice Grice will discuss how to measure employee feedback around racial issues as well as how to better support minority employees.
Listening During Times of Crisis
When it became clear that beating COVID-19 would require shuttering businesses and issuing stay-at-home orders across the globe, Medtronic was in the middle of administering its annual employee survey. Rather than stop the survey, leaders expanded their employee listening efforts, providing valuable data. In this presentation, Director of Human Capital Insights Chris Lovato and Senior Survey Program Manager Nicole Herk will jointly present on the importance of employee listening during and after the pandemic crisis, and how Medtronic maintained a focus and commitment to learn from their employees through the use of data analytics.
Crafting the Executive Message in Today’s Survey Results
Learn from survey experts in this dynamic panel discussion that will include how to leverage survey results to focus executives on current challenges, how to interpret findings in light of 2020 chaos, and how to push forward the changes that will make organizations more effective. Join Dr. Scott Brooks as he chats with experts from GSK, Qualcomm, and others to see how they have adapted their survey programs and executive messaging for our current environment.
Managing People Through Uncertainty
Presenter: Jeffrey Saltzman, CEO
The Coronavirus has thrown the world into a tailspin; cities, offices, and schools are shutting down, global leadership is chaotic, and people are panicked. Yet there is much an organization can do to offset some of the fear and help guide employees through this difficult time. Please join OrgVitality CEO Jeffrey Saltzman as he kicks off our virtual conference with a welcome, overview of the current crisis, and offers tips for organizations grappling with a new reality.
Mental Health: Reducing Stress in the Workplace
Presenter: Dr. Walter Reichman, Partner and Vice President, OrgVitality
Dr. Walter Reichman is an expert in the field of mental health in the workplace. During this half-hour webinar, he will provide organizations with the necessary information to help guide employees through the current crisis.
Case Studies: How Leading Organizations are Leading the Way
Presenters: Dr. James Scrivani, Director, Global Talent Management COE, PepsiCo
Jerry Seibert, Executive Consultant, OrgVitality
Moderator: John Scott, COO, APTMetrics
PepsiCo and Jack in the Box have each recently received the Human Resource Management Impact Award for evidence-based HR, a competitive honor awarded by the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology and SHRM. Dr. Scrivani will describe PepsiCo’s Global Leadership Assessment & Development (LeAD) Program, which has helped PepsiCo accurately and consistently identify and develop internal talent, from early career to senior executives. Jerry Seibert will share the approach to human capital analytics that helped Jack in the Box achieve dramatic performance gains at the restaurant level, including retention, customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability. John Scott, who helped develop the LeAD simulation, will serve as moderator.
Top 5 Survey Trends
Presenters: Dr. Scott Brooks, Partner and Vice President and Dr. Victoria Hendrickson, Partner and Vice President, OrgVitality
Come learn about the latest trends in the survey industry. OrgVitality consultants Dr. Scott Brooks and Dr. Victoria Hendrickson will share the latest innovations, best practices, and client case studies.
Barriers to Open Feedback
Presenters: Dr. Susan Kamin, Consultant, OrgVitality
Organizations often administer surveys or feedback programs such as 360 or upward feedback) with the hope of learning how their employees feel about various issues. But how honest is this feedback? When employees do not feel that they can safely share their views or concerns, the downsides can range from issues such as dissatisfaction, turnover or unrealized potential to large-scale public scandals after a whistleblower goes public. This presentation will discuss some of the factors that impede open feedback as well as strategies to encourage and reinforce a more open culture.
Making HR Contributions More Strategic and Influential in Organizations
Presenters: Jerry Seibert, Executive Consultant, OrgVitality and Bill Schiemann, CEO of the Metrus Group
Human Resources often conduct important work that is not fully understood or valued by executives. Please join OrgVitality Executive Consultant Jerry Seibert and the Metrus Group CEO Bill Schiemann as they address how to make HR research more strategic and relevant to leaders by discussing key areas of impact including strategic positioning, business context, ROI, linkage to business outcomes, and packaging. By the end of this session, participants will have numerous strategies for communicating with executives, better positioning HR work within the strategic business objectives, and creating high-impact people measures that drive business performance.
Artificial Intelligence: Primer for HR
Presenter: Dr. Victoria Hendrickson, Partner and Vice President, OrgVitality
AI promises – and hype – are everywhere these days, from Hollywood blockbusters to venture capital investments to corporate jargon. Organizations are feeling the pressure to keep up with these quickly-evolving technologies, but it can be an overwhelming and confusing landscape. If you want to better understand AI – as well as learn how and when it can best apply to your work – join Dr. Victoria Hendrickson for a thorough look at uses and guidelines for AI in the corporate world
Framing Your Survey: Tactics to Get Executives Excited
Presenter: Dr. Scott Brooks
There can easily be a bit of Black Box to top leadership’s framing of what surveys are and can do, which changes how they charter, digest, and use employee survey results to run the business. This webinar will draw on behavioral economic concepts of Decision Framing (how choices may be worded or structured to influence the decision) and psychological ideas of Growth Mindset (the belief that abilities can be developed, rather than being innate) to help diagnose whether top leaders see surveys merely as risks of bad news versus opportunities for development. Moreover, it also highlights the subtle implications that have dramatic consequences.
Privacy Legislation: Everything You Need to Know about GDPR and More
Presenter: Dr. Victoria Hendrickson, Partner and Vice President, OrgVitality
It’s almost two years since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in the EU. Still, many questions remain about how to best remain compliant, especially where HR data is concerned. Please join Dr. Victoria Hendrickson for an overview of what you need to know about GDPR and other impending privacy regulations, especially as they relate to survey programs.
Bottom-Up, Top-Down, or Blended? Approaches & Lessons from Allstate & PepsiCo
Presenter: Sachin Jain, Director of Talent Managment, PepsiCo
Dr. Jennifer Diamond Acosta, Manager, Executive Assessment & Development, Allstate
Driving action from an employee survey is hard. It builds on a base of solid measurement and data mechanics. But ultimately, action requires that the right information lands in the hands of people who can do something about it, people who can make the changes that the organization needs. In this session, learn from PepsiCo and Allstate about their journeys to match the right reports and support with the right levels of leadership.
The Power of Organizational Storytelling: Making Change Messages More Compelling
Stories are powerful tools that can help capture your audience’s attention, help them understand your point of view, and influence decision-making. Storytelling based on data – employee surveys, HR metrics, or other topics your analyses might cover – is particularly important yet challenging. At this informative webinar, Dr. Scott Brooks will discuss the importance of storytelling and give concrete examples that illuminate how to do it well.
Optimizing your Survey Nudging for Survey Action
OrgVitality’s Dr. Victoria Hendrickson explains how to use nudges to improve your post-survey action planning and efforts. This useful webinar, based on Dr. Hendrickson’s multi-year research initiatives, provideS you with concrete steps for using nudges to prioritize actions, create an action plan, increase awareness among your managers or other leaders, and sustain your improvement efforts.
Why Engagement Is Not Strategic
While engagement surveys may be the industry norm, they only measure one aspect of your business. To truly drive meaningful change, you need to craft your survey with an eye on your strategic priorities, so that you are getting a complete picture of your strengths, challenges, and areas of opportunity. Join OrgVitality partners Jeffrey Saltzman and Dr. Scott Brooks as they explain how to promote employee engagement while positioning your company for strategic success.